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Jonathan David Rands

Bellingham DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Someone please summarize WA State DUI: Corpus Delicti & Prima Facie evidence (DUI requires 2 things simulataneously), please?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan David Rands
    2. Joseph C Rome
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Vitaliy Kertchen
    5. Frank Mascagni III
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    Believe it or not this is not unusual. The whole case hangs on producing the actual driver and having him/her state/testify that they were in fact the driver at the time. The circumstances you describe leave the cops little choice (in their mind) because they have a person, alone who was not seen driving but they can "infer" from the circumstances was driving and since they are intoxicated and there is no driver in sight, they are skeptical of the claim and the standard of proof to charge is...

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  2. What is the average cost of a lawyer to represent a first time DUI case? Also Avg punishment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph C Rome
    2. Jonathan David Rands
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Victor Ro
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    Joe is correct in his assessment and in answering you, but also, one of the the best things for you to do is consult with as many attorneys as you can. Focus your attention on those of us who focus our practice on DUI defense. Do not let price alone dictate your sense of how good or how experienced they are. Conduct face to face consults and get a sense for yourself. Ask around and see what kind of reputation they have and then make your choice but do so with in 20 days of your arrest so...

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  3. I got a DUI for weed the other night I need to know what’s going on and I need some help understanding what’s going on.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph C Rome
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Jonathan David Rands
    4. Kevin D. Yaldoo
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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    We may all sound like a broken record, but the first thing you should do is consult with an attorney, and attorney who specializes in DUI defense and who is also well trained in DUI defense, because DUI means Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs AND/OR Alcohol. So you need someone who can defend against their evidence that may be in the form of Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE), or Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), a blood sample analyses, the DoL procedures triggered by...

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  4. I was arrested for an alcohol DUI. I was wondering if I can still smoke marijuana?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan David Rands
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Michael P Brodsky
    5. John J. Carney
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    I see you are in Bellingham so i can tell you what the normal practice is here. You were actually ORDERED by the Judge to not possess or consume alcohol, nor any non-prescribed drug. If you have a MJ card then you have a valid prescription and come by it properly and technically are within the order if you use it. On the other hand, if you do not have a MJ card then use of the MJ is legal, and technically still within the order, BUT it is likely considered a violation because there is no...

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  5. I got a DUI but never got a citation? The officer took me home & said I need to mail a paper to the DOL within 20 days?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Joseph C Rome
    3. Jonathan David Rands
    4. Alan Baker
    5. Kris R. Jensen
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    When ever you have been arrested for a crime, you need the help of an attorney as everyone here has stated. Although it is not for sure, as nothing in life is, it is very likely that there will be criminal charges filed. when they are, you will then be notified, but as the others here posted, it is the ARREST that triggers a DoL action against you. Considering your were give the DoL hearing paperwork, and you probably have a hole in your license now also, those two things mean that you were...

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  6. 20 yr old issued a ticket in Wa. St for BAC level of .039

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael P Brodsky
    2. Jonathan David Rands
    3. Keola Aiona Siu
    4. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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    Yes, yes, yes. Consult with a DUI defense lawyer in your area, and who regularly practices in the court where the charges will be filed. This will be the same court as the court listed on the headlight infraction. Yes, you want to request a DoL hearing,but most DUI defense lawyers will represent your son in this proceeding as part of their fee. Failure to request this hearing will result in a 90 days suspension for your son and increased insurance which usually falls on your parental...

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  7. What do i do Received Revoke of License for a DUI from DOL

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan David Rands
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Virginia M Amato
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
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    YES, all calendar days count for the 20 days. DoL is a separate action from that of the courts. if you don't answer the letter and request a hearing you are pretty mush assured of a license suspension. to avoid a suspension, at least before the letter states it takes effect, request a hearing before the 20 days runs, that means tomorrow. once requested DoL will send you a packet and that should be turned over to your attorney immediately. Even though there is no criminal proceedings yet,...

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  8. What happens if didn't get sr22 insurance?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan David Rands
    2. James J White
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
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    If you were charged with Neg Driving and were convicted there is no need for an SR22 filing from that, but if yo had other things on your driving record at that time, perhaps you do. BUt if you never had a license to begin with, the driving conviction and the fines stemming from it may have required the SR22. But if you had a license at the time and then stopped that is different. SR22 stems from an order to suspend a license for 30 days or more due to a single order, so i think it...

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  9. What should I look for when hiring a dui lawyer?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Sean Andrew Bratner
    3. Stan Glisson
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Jonathan David Rands
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    See the attached link for a full answer. But in a nutshell, Lawyers are not "one size fits all," and you need to select the right fit for you. You have unique concerns, a unique personality, a unique set of financial concerns, and unique information regarding your case. An attorney who ignores these concerns may not be right for you. Take the time to meet with several lawyers. Look them in the eye and "interview" them. Don't rely on paid-for ads, sponsored listings, or fancy marketing schemes....

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  10. I have a dui warrant In Burlington Wa. I need a new id card. will I get arrested if I go into dmv, should I renew online?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. James J White
    3. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    4. Jonathan David Rands
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    Burlington Muni Court will allow you to quash your first warrant with payment to the clerk of the court with payment of 25.00, and 50.00 if this is the second time the warrant in this case was issued. Regardless of the age of the case. Also the warrant will trigger DOL license suspension as will the DUI arrest. Given the age of the case any suspension from the arrest is likely long since over, but the warrant has triggered a license suspension which is why the ID card. You should take care...

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